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Optoma W305ST Projector

18000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 29dB May 2013
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date £79.00 Electricity cost over 5 years
Optoma projectors have good reviews
Supports Wi-Fi
Does not support full HD

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Reviews

Optoma Projectors Have Good Reviews

Based on 1,872 expert and owner reviews (including 38 verified purchases), Optoma has good ratings for its multimedia projectors. Optoma also has good ratings specifically for its 18000:1 contrast ratio projectors compared to other manufacturers.


Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Optoma W305ST supports Wi-Fi, unlike most of the other data projectors that are a similar age to this data projector which do not support Wi-Fi.

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Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Optoma W305ST has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other comparable spec projectors that came out more than two years ago also have a built-in speaker(s).

There are a number of alternative multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available which you might also want to consider including cheaper projectors such as the Optoma W350 (£534.41).

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Video

HD-Ready

The Optoma W305ST is HD-Ready. Most of the other comparable spec projectors that were released around the same time as this data projector also are HD-Ready.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The Optoma W305ST does not support full HD, although it is worth noting that most of the other projectors of a similar spec and age to this projector also do not support full HD.

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Design

Ceiling Mountable

The Optoma W305ST is ceiling mountable. Most of the other 18000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for a comparable time to this projector also are ceiling mountable.

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Certificates

RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The Optoma W305ST is RoHS compliance. Most of the other data projectors of a similar age and spec to this multimedia projector also are RoHS compliance.

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Optoma W305ST has a handheld remote control. Most of the other 18000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched around the same time as this multimedia projector also have a handheld remote control.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

The Optoma W305ST does not have a DVI port, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other 18000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to this data projector also do not have a DVI port.

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Price

Not Cheap

The cheapeast projectors of a similar spec and age that we found costs £257 and the most expensive costs £561. We think that this projector looks expensive for a similar spec multimedia projector that was launched more than two years ago.

Price Has Increased by £7.99

In the last 44 days the W305ST has increased in price by £7.99.


Energy

OK Running Costs

Based on typical usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the 1 year running cost of the W305ST is £79, which is typical compared to the other 9 18000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched more than two years ago.


Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

This 18000:1 contrast ratio data projector has been on the market since April 2017.


Projector

Average Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of 3,200 ANSI lumens, the Optoma W305ST has a pretty typical projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors that have been on the market for more than two years.

Projectors with a brighter projector brightness that might be worth considering include the Optoma W350 (£534.41) (3,600 ANSI lumens) which is also cheaper.

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WXGA (1280x800) Resolution

The highest resolution of the Optoma W305ST is WXGA (1280x800). That's 51% less resolution than the most common projector native resolution of 1080p (1920x1080).

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Performance

Average Noise Level

The Optoma W305ST has a relatively average noise level (29 decibels) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and spec.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00393773897541, 00736983800121, 00796435418700, 05060059047567, 07964354187004

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